Forza Motorsport 7 #Forzathon August 10-16: Ferrari, Mazda, Credits, and Driver Gear

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This #Forzathon event started on August 10th at 10:00 a.m. PT and closes at 11:59 p.m. PT on August 16th.

The Forza Motorsport 7 #Forzathon August 10-16th event lets you snag a 1963 Ferrari 250LM, 2013 Mazda MX-5, Swirl Driver Gear, and up to 480,000 Credits with a couple extra monthly challenges. This #Forzathon event started on August 10th at 10:00 a.m. PT and closes at 11:59 p.m. PT on August 16th so you have into the wee hours of August 17th (depending on your time zone) to finish the challenges and snag the rewards.

Instead of the usual three challenge groups, this week there are two additional ones for a total of five. Check out the complete challenge list and rewards below for the newly added challenges.

  • August Monthly Races: Complete the Challenge to receive 300,000 Credits
    • Complete 10 Races
  • Learning the Ropes: Complete the Challenge to receive 180,000 Credits
    • Complete 3 Races in any Class Time Attack Rival
  • Sliding Around: Complete the Challenge to receive the Swirl Driver Gear
    • Get a Drift Score of 5,000 in a Single Lap of a Drift Event in a Vintage Off-Roaders division car
  • Traditions Rule: Complete both Challenges to receive the 1963 Ferrari 250LM
    • Win a Race in a Vintage GT Racing division car
    • Complete 4 Laps at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in a Forza GT division car
  • Land of the Rising Sun: Complete all Challenges to receive the 2013 Mazda MX-5
    • Win a Race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in a Mazda Manufacturer car
    • Complete a Race in a Nissan Manufacturer car
    • Complete a Race where you go at least 150MPH in a Japanese car

As with previous #Forzathon events, these can be completed in Free Play mode and setting the number of Drivatars to 0 to guarantee a win. Unless otherwise specified, set the race to a Timed Race for 30 seconds and let the timer run out to complete/win the race.

August Monthly Races

Pretty straightforward: finish 10 races and you’ll score an extra 300,000 Credits. No rush as you have the rest of August to complete it but if you need extra credits fast, you should get them in under five minutes by repeating timed 30-second races.

Learning the Ropes

Pretty easy as well. Head to Rivals, select Class E, D, C, B, A, S, R, or P Time Attack and complete three races.  Again, you have the rest of the month to complete it and once you do you’ll snag an extra 180,000 Credits.

Sliding Around

Head into Rivals, Drift mode (make sure you choose Drift mode!!!), choose any course, turn traction and stability controls off, select the Vintage Off-Roaders division car, and you should be able to get 5,000+ on a CLEAN lap pretty easily. Of course, you’ll be going old school Class E vehicles on this one. You can always set the race to a couple laps just to make sure you get it without having to restart the race. Once you’ve hit 5,000, let the race time finish to end the race, and claim your Swirl Driver Gear.

Transitions Rule

NOTE: for this challenge set, I had the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps listed initially. Upon completing it, I didn’t get any progress in the set but the Vintage GT Racing challenge was then listed as the first challenge. That being the case, I ended up having to do eight laps at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Change the car type to Vintage GT Racing, hop in, and let the timer run out. Next, change the race type to Circuit Race, four laps, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Forza GT division, and finish the four laps to continue on. Unfortunately, you’re stuck with the one track choice on this one. Once you’ve completed your four laps (possibly again), you’ll snag the 1963 Ferrari 250LM.

Land of the Rising Sun

To start off the final set of challenges, change the track to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, hop in a Mazda Manufacturer car, and let the timer run out to proceed. Head to the next track, hop into a Nissan, and repeat. Finally, hop into a fast Japanese car (I chose the Nissan GT-R) and head to a track with a decent straightaway near the start of the race. You should be able to easily get up to 150mph (241km/h) before the timer runs out. If you’re having issues, just head to a Drag Race track and you should have no issues there. Finish this one and you’ll snag your 2013 Mazda MX-5.

Combining Challenges

The August Monthly Races stack with the others so by the time you finish the regular challenges for this month, you should have six out of ten races complete. Once you complete Learning the Ropes, that’ll bring you up to nine and all you have to do is another short timed race to get the tenth one out of the way. Aside from that, there’s not anything else you can really double up on for this week.

All said and done, it really shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes from start to finish… personally, I’d like to see more challenge in these “challenges.” What about you?

What do you think about the changes to the Forza Motorsport 7 #Forzathon events and the vehicles and Driver Gear up for grabs this week? Are the tasks too easy? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+Twitter, or Facebook.

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